Frequently Asked Questions About Emergency Care
Illness or injury can suddenly occur without warning; hence everyone must know what to expect when they arrive. Emergency care at Premier Hospital provides emergency care for patients with traumatic injuries, serious illnesses, or other problems that require immediate treatment. The staff consists of doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals who follow specific procedures to get the care you need as soon as possible.
As a pioneer in emergency medical services in Hyderabad, Premier Hospital guarantees you the highest level of skill, experience, and infrastructure. We are available 24-hour emergency, and trauma departments in Hyderabad are designed to respond faster and provide results comparable to the best in the world. We actively use our versatility to achieve decisive excellence in emergency care.
The Premier Hospital emergency room always has easy access to the best emergency doctors in India who are capable of performing sophisticated procedures. We have cardiologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, and traumatologists available at all times for expert assistance during medical emergencies. Our years of experience have taught us the value every minute. The Premier Hospital emergency care can guarantee that patients will receive global medical care because the team’s focus is on helping patients recover faster. That makes us one of the best emergency care providers in Hyderabad.
The Premier Hospital in Hyderabad has a team to treat stroke, and a cardiologist always works around the clock to treat heart attacks. We also track several key indicators to ensure that the maintenance process is smooth and effective. This article gives you information about Frequently Asked Questions about Emergency Care.
Difference between urgent care, primary care, and emergency care?
People get confused about where to go when an emergency occurs. You can go to a hospital near your home that suits your condition’s severity to save time and money.
- Primary care: Contact your family doctor for routine medical or preventative treatment, including the following: colds, sinus infections, stomach problems, rashes and allergies, and chronic conditions such as cholesterol or high blood pressure.
- Urgent Care: Visit the urgent care for less severe conditions after normal business hours or when your doctor’s clinic is closed. Our emergency room usually treats conditions such as coughs and colds, strains and sprains, minor injuries and burns, general infections (such as ears, throat, or urinary tract), and small fractures (such as fingers or toes).
- Emergency care: Seek emergency treatment for life-threatening situations that require immediate medical attention, including the following: head injuries, chest pain, stroke symptoms, difficulty breathing, uncontrolled bleeding, sudden or severe pain, and significant burn or broken bone.
When should I go to the Emergency Department?
A list of warning signs that indicate emergency medical care. They include:
- Difficulty in breathing or shortness of breath
- Chest or upper abdominal pain or pressure
- Fainting, sudden dizziness, weakness
- Changes in vision
- Confusion or changes in mental status
- Any sudden or severe pain
- Uncontrolled bleeding
- Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhoea
- Coughing or vomiting blood
- Suicidal feelings
- Difficulty speaking
What happens when a patient arrives in the emergency room?
You will be received at the triage table immediately upon arrival. (Triage is a clinical process that determines how severe your condition is and how fast you need to be taken care of.)
If you are sick or injured, it is important to get a medical examination quickly. You will be examined immediately by a nurse and a doctor. You can order a test and shorten your waiting time by starting the diagnostic process.
You will be referred to the emergency room if your illness requires immediate attention. If we find that your illness or injury is less severe, you will be asked to enter the patient registration first and then return to the waiting room. Our triage process ensures that the best treatment occurs as quickly as possible.
How long do I have to wait for treatment?
Thanks to operational and technological improvements, treatment is faster than ever. However, it is important to remember that people with severe or life-threatening medical emergencies are treated first. People with minor or urgent injuries or illnesses will be treated as soon as possible. ER treatments are always available all the time.
The waiting time depends on the severity of your condition and the number of other patients in the ward. Many patients come by ambulance or from other areas in the hospital, so you might not see them coming. If a bed is immediately available, you will be taken back to the treatment area for an emergency medical examination.
If a bed is not immediately available, you may be asked to sit in the waiting room until it is available. The emergency doctor will examine you as soon as possible after you are laid down. However, doctors may be late if a more critical patient arrives suddenly.
Who will treat patients in the emergency room?
Your treatment begins when you meet with your triage nurse. He or she will assess your health and start your treatment, including an initial blood test, ECG, or X-ray, while you wait for an available room. As soon as you enter the treatment area, another nurse will review your needs. They will treat you until the duration of your stay.
Premier Hospital nurses have specialized training in emergency care and work closely with doctors to provide optimal care. Under your nurse’s supervision, the laboratory technician will draw blood, do an EKG, record vital signs, and help patients with underlying health needs. Emergency doctors can treat you and intervene while you are in the emergency room. Emergency physicians are responsible for all patients related to their problem.
Our doctors in the emergency room are board-certified and have completed specialist training in emergency medicine.
How long will the test take?
Laboratory tests and X-rays are usually completed in one hour. However, from time to time, there are delays. CT scan results may take longer. If you have not been notified or do not always understand specific procedures, please contact your nurse or doctor. As soon as laboratory results or X-ray results are available, your doctor will explain the results to you. Sometimes additional tests may be needed.
How long is my treatment?
Your specific emergency, illness, or injury determines whether the treatment is simple or complex and how long it will take. Your treatment, carried out by doctors, can consist of infusions, medication, bandages or splinting, and sometimes major or minor surgeries. The presence of other critically ill patients in the ward can also affect treatment time.
Can patients be accompanied by family or friends?
Emergency room staff try to allow visitors if possible. Because of concerns about patient privacy, disease transmission, and limited space, we comply with requests that only two visitors stay with you in the treatment area. Please note that hospital staff are prohibited from disclosing information about you to third parties without your permission. If you want us to discuss your problem with others, let us know.
We understand the importance of family and friends in an emergency. However, we limit the number of hospital visitors to a maximum of two, so we can concentrate on your medical care.
Do patients need a specialist?
Emergency room doctors are specialists. Sometimes they consult with specialists in other disciplines such as cardiology, general surgery, and surgical specialities. Please come forth and contact us for any questions that you might have in this regard.
Do patients need to be admitted?
The emergency doctor will determine whether you should be discharged or treated in a hospital. Your doctor or other specialist talks with your relatives about your treatment. Sometimes you need to stay depending on your condition. If hospital admission is required, your admission is given with room. We will make every effort to expedite your admission.
After the emergency room’s initial diagnosis and treatment, you and your doctor decide whether you are hospitalized or returned home. If you need treatment, stay in the hospital.
What if patients have questions about their treatment?
Please do not hesitate to ask questions during your visit or the treatment. After returning home, you will receive detailed verbal and written instructions for diagnosis, prescribed medication, and recommended follow-up appointments.
What should a patient do after leaving the emergency room?
If an inpatient is not needed, you will receive instructions on the type of care and treatments we recommend. You must fully understand your “instructions” to take care of your health. Some patients may need further treatment from their doctor or other specialists after visiting the emergency room.
The patient receives instructions when to come to the hospital while leaving the emergency room. Treatment in the emergency room is only possible in an emergency. We recommend that you visit your doctor yourself for further treatment. You can call or return to the emergency room if you can’t see the doctor, and your condition is worsening.
How long will the patient be in the emergency room?
The time required for medical treatment is different for each patient. Some may have an extensive medical history that needs to be reviewed. Others may need x-rays, laboratory tests, and other medical tests. In some cases, we need to consult with specialists (cardiologists, radiologists, neurologists, etc.). The waiting time also depends on how many other patients are being treated at the same time.
Of course, we must immediately attend patients who arrive by land ambulance with emergencies that are time-critical or life-threatening, such as heart attacks, strokes, and seizures.
Part of our job is to keep you healthy long after you leave the ED. All patients receive written home-care instructions that must be followed after discharge. These instructions explain how to safely treat your wound or disease, instructions for prescribed medication, and recommendations for treatment after treatment. It is important to understand all instructions fully. If you have questions, let us know when you are here. Or call after you return home. Be sure to contact your doctor regularly, as mentioned in follow up care.
Do you have questions about emergency care? Premier Hospital can help. Call us at 077020 01163 to speak with one of our friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful customer service representatives. Or if you have an emergency, call at 07702001150
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